Nothing tastes quite as good as homemade nut brittle and this traditional Sicilian recipe for almond brittle brings back the sticky candy back in its truest form with only two simple ingredients. This recipe revives cooking traditions by bring them back in simple recipes.
Nut brittle is essentially any type of nut encased in a candy coating and cut into large square pieces. While there are dozens of different types of brittle on the market that are loaded with all sorts of added flavors and ingredients, this traditional recipe brings the candy back to its roots with minimalist flavors. The recipe begins with greasing a marble slap with olive oil then spreading a mixture of boiled sugar turned to caramel and almonds over the surface. As the liquid cools it becomes hard and brittle making it a delicious candy snack. You can even add lemon for a refreshing taste and reminder of Italy.